Back when Bush 43 was President, I was a huge fan of Bruce Bartlett. I especially loved his book Impostor. But when Bartlett broke with the Republicans back in 2008, it seemed to me that he had gone “from being inside the tent pissing out to being outside the tent pissing in.” It seemed like apostasy.I still don’t agree with some of Bartlett’s current view on economics, which still strike me as “the sort of Keynesian economics he one would have found anathema.” Likewise, I still don’t agree with his decision to vote for Obama.But he is clearly right that there has been “a closing of the conservative mind. Rigid conformity is being enforced, no dissent is allowed, and the conservative brain will slowly shrivel into dementia if it hasn’t already.”You can see the problem in the many hate-filled comments to my post on why the GOP needs an academic elite or my post on why it’s becoming embarrassing to be a conservative.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Another proprietor of a "Conservative" blog has come out as a Liberal. This time its Former Comrade Professor Bainbridge:
Question to Bainbridge: when did you start hating America? What did she ever do to you, other than bathe you in Liberty?
Have fun with the unwashed teabagging masses.